What’s HOT! Central Florida

Finally, everything you need to know in Central Florida to plan your week is wrapped up in a nice neat package. Art, entertainment and cultural events are all covered starting with a wrap up of the previous week and a summary of the hottest events around town.

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What’s HOT Central Florida: 8/27 – 9/2

I can’t believe how fast the year is going! Recently I stopped by Southern Nights Tampa to attend the monthly GaYBOR Coalition meeting. They have new officers, so be sure to attend the next meeting if you haven’t met them yet! Across the Bay, Georgie’s Alibi St. Petersburg is celebrating their 15th anniversary, and over […]

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What’s HOT Central Florida: 8/20 – 8/26

Hey guys! Let me tell you about a fun event that I was very honored to attend. Two weekends ago, Balance Tampa Bay held their Masquerade Ball fundraiser at District 3 in downtown Tampa. The proceeds benefited the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas as well as Empath Health. The crowd was very large; I would […]

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What’s HOT Central Florida: 8/13 – 8/19

I’m very proud of this week’s issue! To give you an idea of the kind of preparation that went into this issue, I was invited to One Buc Place to tour the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ state-of-the-art facilities. I’ve lived in Central Florida for over a decade but I never actually set foot where the Bucs […]

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What’s HOT Central Florida: 8/6 – 8/12

Recently I got to visit quite a few Orlando nightlife spots on my long weekend there. Parliament House celebrated their 40th anniversary and Deborah Cox was absolutely fierce! The energy was overwhelming and the crowd had such a good time. I got to spend an evening at Southern Nights Orlando as well, and it was […]

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What’s HOT Central Florida: 7/30 – 8/5

There are a couple of people I’d like to recognize this week. I’m really proud of Nayte Carrick, President of MBA Orlando. In his first year, he has helped the chamber of commerce grow and he has led Orlando Pride in a fun and interesting new direction. I know I can’t wait until the Pride […]

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What’s HOT Central Florida: 7/23 – 7/29

This is a very exciting week for the gay community in Central Florida. Parliament House Resort in Orlando will be celebrating its 40th anniversary all this week! I can’t wait to see what Don, Susan and the rest of the P-House family have in store. This is the third year in a row I’ve been […]

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What’s HOT Central Florida: 7/16 – 7/22

Hey guys! Let me tell you about what I did this July 4 weekend. I was invited by Visit Philadelphia to cover the 50th anniversary of the first gay civil rights protests in the United States. There were a lot of events honoring the protests, and many important people who contributed to our quest for […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 7/9 – 7/15

I had the most amazing time at St. Pete Pride! The air was absolutely electric and it was so great to see hundreds of thousands of people lining Central Avenue, shouting and holding up signs like “America is ready for the freedom to marry!” We sure are ready, and I know everyone else was too. […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 7/2 – 7/8

I can’t believe it’s already July! Wow, where did the time go? Last you heard from me, we were completing a very active Pride Month! Lakeland and St. Petersburg celebrated Pride while Orlando had one of their largest Gay Days celebrations ever! Now we move on to another happening weekend: the Fourth of July falls […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 06/25 – 07/01

We are getting to the end of LGBT Pride Month. It’s been such a fun and busy time for all of us at Hotspots. We covered Gay Disney Week in Orlando, we wrote about Polk Pride in Lakeland, we had great representation at Stonewall Wilton Manors, and now we’re at St. Pete Pride. A lot […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 6/18 – 6/24

Living in Tampa, I visit Orlando every so often to keep in touch with people and businesses, but there is no Orlando experience quite like visiting Orlando during Gay Disney Week. I worked the official Gay Days Expo at the DoubleTree for a couple of days and I met lots of nice people. Then of […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 6/11 – 6/17

I can’t believe it’s already June! Where has the year gone? It’s such a cool feeling knowing that the year has breezed by and you’ve been so busy with various events and activities to notice! Gay Disney Week is done, and now we look forward to next week’s Polk Pride in Lakeland and then St. […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 6/4 – 6/10

I had a great time this Memorial Day Weekend! I went to Pensacola and took photos at The Cabaret, where The Armorettes were raising money for a local HIV/AIDS service organization, and Emerald City, where Adore Delano from RuPaul’s Drag Race sang to a packed house. Then, when I got home, there were two events […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 5/28 – 6/3

This past weekend was absolutely wonderful! I stayed at the Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg and took photos during the sixth annual Bear Soup Weekend! The entire resort was sold out for the duration of the weekend. I had fun meeting all the people in Tampa Bay’s Bear Soup club. I’ll see you guys very […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 5/21 – 5/27

The heat and humidity are both out in full force and the love bugs are mating. All of that means that we’ve finally reached Florida’s version of summer. You will get lots of chances to enjoy it; it’s going to be around for about six more months! As you read last week, my friends from […]